May 21, 2014

Egypt fights looters stealing its antiquities with spacecraft, statecraft

Sarah Parcak, an archaeologist at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, is practicing what may be the most high-tech method of tracking looted sites and antiquities, using satellite imagery from DigitalGlobe, a satellite company, and Google Earth to identify what she calls "hot spots." Tracking regions where looting occurs, she says, may help law enforcement and officials identify looted artifacts before they turn up for sale.

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